A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: APHIS, EPA, FWS, USDA
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Notice advising the public that APHIS removed Japan from the list of regions the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service recognizes as free of classical swine fever. Info here.
Environmental Protection Agency
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of tolfenpyrad in or on artichoke, globe. Info here.
Final rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Purpureocillium lilacinum strain PL11 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Info here.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Final rule removing water howellia (Howellia aquatilis) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants. Info here.
Final rule removing Lepanthes eltoroensis (no common name), an orchid species from Puerto Rico, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants, due to recovery. Info here.
United States Department of Agriculture
Notice that USDA is requesting input from the public on how it can advance racial justice and equity for underserved communities as part of its implementation of Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. USDA is requesting input to identify barriers that people of color and underserved communities and individuals may face in obtaining information from USDA. Info here.